September 2, 2016

Message of Chairman



Mr. Abdur Razzak
Chairman, PGJDC

The Gems and Jewellery industry has grown by leaps and bounds in Pakistan over the past few years. The future years are most crucial for the overall business development of the sector. Those involved with the trade will help shape the future of the Gems & Jewellery industry.

Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) is committed to play a pivotal role in the development of Gems & Jewellery sector. Our successful initiatives include the establishment of Gems and Jewellery Training Institutes & Identification Centers across Pakistan, establishment of Gem Exchanges supported by Gem Identification Laboratories and Assaying and Hallmarking Centres, to facilitate genuine trade, locally & abroad. Through organizing International and domestic exhibitions we have been instrumental in building B2B and B2C contacts of stake holders within the country and internationally as well. Leading the Company as Chairperson is an honor for me, for which I am very humbled and at the same time I realize the high stakes associated with the job and the title. But, I believe in the ability of our people and the industry. I would also like to remind ourselves of the tremendously rich, vibrant, diverse and pluralistic heritage that has come down to us through the long corridors of time. In the quest for the new, let us not fail to take advantage of the magnificent panorama of our rich heritage and colorful Pakistani culture that represents our multifaceted industry. I would also like to express my gratitude to all the stakeholders associated with this industry, working day and night for the growth of this sector and add to the exchequer, who have reposed their trust in me as their representative. A lot has already been done and yet a tremendous amount of work needs to be done. This website, my fellows, encompass majority of the efforts that the organization has made in such a small span of time. And it was all with the help of our diligent employees and industry leaders that we were able to achieve targets and meet international standards. The new website has been developed to meet modern requirements and to accordingly facilitate people associated with the industry both local and international, and also for the aspiring entrepreneurs of the Gems & Jewellery sector especially our promising youth willing to endeavor upon a career in Gems & Jewellery sector.

I hope and trust this website will be informative and of interest to many in Pakistan and around the world.